The University annually provides an opportunity for academic employees to seek promotion to the next classification level on the basis of meritorious performance.
Academic employees considering applying for promotion should familiarise themselves with the following:
Important notes for 2013
Applications for the 2013 Academic Promotion round are to be submitted in three stages.
- Part A: Assessment of Eligibility is due on Wednesday, 19 June 2013
- Part B: Application for Promotion is due to the Head of School/Unit on Friday, 2 August 2013
- Part B: Application for Promotion is due on Friday, 23 August 2013 by 5.00pm. Please note that this date has been revised to allow candidates and supervisors time to finalise applications and statements.
In recognition of the delay to the arrangements of the Acting Executive Dean positions, Human Resources wish to advise that applications are no longer required to be sent to the Executive Dean position. Please note, referee contact details are still due to Human Resources on Friday, 9 August 2013.
Applicants must complete a Part A Application Form and a Part B Application Form and submit to email@example.com by the closing dates specified above.
2013 Policy change
In order to improve procedures around Academic Promotion and to align the process to the newly revised Academic Division structure, the Promotion for Academic Employees policy has been reviewed.
A summary of the changes to the 2013 Academic Promotion Round are outlined below:
- Eligibility: For candidates who were unsuccessful in the 2012 Academic Promotion round, eligibility requirements have been reset. Unsuccessful candidates in the 2012 Academic Promotion Round are now eligible to apply in the 2013 round.
- Supervisor Statement and the role of the direct line managers: Internal deadlines have been introduced two weeks from the final closing date of Part B applications. Individuals who have direct line management responsibility of candidates in a promotion round will not be eligible to be a panel member on any Academic Promotion Committee. Therefore, Heads of Schools/Units and Executive Deans will no longer be part of the assessment process in the Academic Promotion process (except in the submission of the ‘Supervisor’s Statement’ as part of an employee’s application).
- Panel Membership: All applications will be assessed by centralised panels comprising of members from across the Academic Division. Individuals with line management responsibility for candidates such as Heads of Schools/Units and Executive Deans will no longer be eligible to be member of an Academic Promotion committee.
- Weightings by applicant: The removal of the reference to an individual’s workload allocation to ensure clearer interpretation of the intent of weightings has resulted in the following amendment:
In determining the weightings, applicants must take into consideration areas of strength and achievement in each criteria.
- Interviews: Interviews are no longer a mandatory requirement for candidates applying to Academic Level D, instead the process will follow the same procedures as for Academic Levels B and C applicants.
- External Discipline Assessors (Level E applicants only): Applicants are now able to submit documentation to inform the selection of External Discipline Assessors.
Please note, the changes will not impact on the criteria for Academic Promotion or how applications are assessed through the committees. Employees who have been in the process of drafting their application prior to the 2013 call using the previous year’s application form will not be disadvantaged.
This document is intended to serve as a guide only and has been compiled to assist USQ staff members in the preparation of their application. It is very important that applicants have a clear understanding of the current policy and regulations contained in the Promotion for Academic Employees policy (attached as Appendix 1).
**For applicants experiencing difficulty with formatting the application form fields, please go to the Review menu within Microsoft Word and select the Protect Document menu button, then the Restrict Formatting and Editing option, and click the Stop Protection button.
Please refer to the Guide for Applicants.